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"Kimaira" - supposed SP rarity

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Seventieslord (talkcontribs)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/85icked7sptcbds/smashing%20pumpkins%20-%20kimaira.mp3?dl=0

I've been spending the last few days going over my SP files, updating to better bitrates, tagging, etc, and I came across this track. Based on the date, it came with a multi disc set of songs a fan sent me in 2003. Everything else in that set was legit, the usual stuff, gravity, pre-gish, faeomm, mcis demos, etc. But this song... I can't find anything about it in the wiki. I'm doubting it's even SP. But if it's not... What is it?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Just now seeing this. The link is broken for me, but perhaps it's a misspelling of "Chimera"? I believe it pronounced with a 'K' sound instead of 'Ch'. Though an Oceania-era song wouldn't fit with the other tracks you mention that were on the disc. If there are any vocals, I assume we could identify Corgan's voice, and perhaps search for lyrics to find some results online, but I'd need to hear it first. Mind re-sharing?

Also, welcome to SPCodex! :)

Seventieslord (talkcontribs)
Crhill1979 (talkcontribs)

So this is a recollection from long ago, but just chiming in that I do remember this being a thing but possibly not a Pumpkins-related thing?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

I finally got around to listening to this. I believe I've heard this before, also mislabeled as Smashing Pumpkins. The artwork is from the Rarities Volume 1 bootleg which isn't known to contain this track or anything like it. The drums are also distinctly not Chamberlin-esque, in my opinion, and the song overall doesn't sound like Pumpkins to me.

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MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

If you're reading this, you're among the first to join SPCodex! Remember this so you can brag about it later.

For reals, thank you all for joining! I hope you like what I've done with the place. I put together a FAQ that might help you get started.

Some of you may remember how this began. In late March 2020, I pitched the idea for a fan-maintained wiki to Billy Corgan on Instagram and he seemed very fond of it. However, a proper collaboration with legal clearances could not be arranged (which isn't surprising, and totally fine :)

Anyway, I am thrilled you are here! Please kindly do whatever the fuck you want to. There are only a few rules and they can largely be ignored. Be bold and edit mercilessly. Have fun. Welcome to SPCodex!🎃🎃🤘🤘

Semidetached (talkcontribs)

Nice work you've done here! Hoping to help in some small way.  :)

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for joining us! I've been working mostly alone here for a long while now, so I'm afraid I've done a poor job of documenting how things work. I'll get to improving that soon, but for now just ask if you need help :) If you're looking for something to do, there's some ideas over at SPCodex:To-do list. Right now I'm finishing up the Tour history. Cheers and welcome :)

168.9.35.214 (talkcontribs)

You're doing Gods work

Miryclay (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone,

I am long time forum user and SP fan. I thought I would join and share some stubs as well that are in my contributions. Maybe a personlaized show thread with songs heard for fans could be something the already busy moderarors could consider.

Thanks for having me and rock on!

miryclay

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Awesome, thank you Miryclay and welcome to SPCodex! I'll follow up with you about your uploads on your talk page shortly.

As for your idea, I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean a way for fans to share what songs they've seen performed live? Perhaps as a software feature, like how you can track which shows you've seen on setlist.fm?

At any rate, you're welcome to use this venue, the Pumpkin Patch, to socialize in any way you want. Your userpage is also a place for you to express yourself, and list which shows you've been to, whatever you want! See my userpage for example.

Miryclay (talkcontribs)

I have re-uploaded with corrected titles!

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Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Hi MusikAnimal and other Smashing Pumpkins wiki editors,

I'm a Miraheze Steward, and I'm not sure if you would ever have a need for this or not, but I thought I'd let you know that on Miraheze, we have a global interwiki table on Meta Wiki (which Stewards can edit) and which appears on every Miraheze-hosted wiki. However, each wiki has the ability to have entries added to their local interwiki table, either by a global interwiki administrator or steward or by a local interwiki administrator. While this is a restricted user group, only grantable by Stewards, for mainly security reasons, it is possible to hold a local election somewhere prominently on your wiki, then after at least seven (7) calendar days have passed, post a note on Stewards' noticeboard (or, alternatively, my local user talk page on this wiki, if you prefer), and we will then assess your local interwiki administrator election. The global policy requirements for the group are contained on the global policy page. Note that you can override the global interwiki table prefixes, too, and revi does this on his wiki in particular.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the heads up. I don't think we have a need for any additional interwiki prefixes, but if we do it's good to know there's a means to get them added. Cheers!

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Mellon Collie or Siamese Dream

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168.9.35.214 (talkcontribs)

You could throw gish in there if you please but this is like the Blue vs Pinkerton debate that ends up in flames, so where better else to ask for opinions? I think Mellon Collie is a beautifully orchestrated and executed masterpiece that explores so many genres. I love Siamese Dream aswell but it will never reach the same level as Mellon Collie in my book.

168.9.35.214 (talkcontribs)

agreed

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Hello and welcome! Your IP belongs to a university, so each of you appear like the same editor here! Feel free to create an account if you want so you can have your own identity :)

Anyways, I personally am in the same camp, too. I love Siamese Dream but it's hard to top the masterpiece that is Mellon Collie. I think in all of rock history, it's one of the most ambitious albums, from the music itself all the way down to the little dudes that are the page numbers in the lyric book. The attention to detail is just amazeballs :)

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MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

The geotagging of (almost) all live shows has been completed, and I have added maps to all the tour pages. For example, see Adore tour#Map. If any coordinates look wrong, you can correct them by editing the page for the corresponding show (or the corresponding venue page, where applicable).

There are also some shows still missing coordinates, if you're interested in helping out. See the list at Category:Live performances with missing coordinates. Most of these I couldn't conclusively figure out what the coordinates are, or they may in fact be intentionally unknown (for instance the shows that took place at private residences).

Cheers and hope you all enjoy this new feature!

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